Our Raqs Archivist talks about the amazing Lebanese Simon! Enjoy!
We first met Simon at a raqs conference in 2009. He and his friends came up from Texas to Atlanta and participated in performances, classes and more. They were already stars in their area and well known international community members. All have moved on to become great influencers and leaders in the industry. Simon’s contributions include taking students and fans to Lebanon on outstanding, culturally enriching tours. He also helps host a conference every year and members from a variety of dance communities worldwide come to celebrate raqs sharqi and the artists that keep it alive and well.
We encourage you to get to know Simon and his work. You can find him on Facebook, Instagram and via Gulf Coast Raks http://www.gulfcoastraks.com/